Plumping lipsticks have never really been my thing. Conjures up bad memories of experimentation gone wrong. You know, the early formulas that just plain old made your lips sting? Ouch. I’m no Angelina, but I’ve always been fairly satisfied with my lip shape. But every now and then a product comes my way and totally changes my perspective. Enter Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper. The good news: it doesn’t sting or contain any sketch ingredients to make your lips blow up. Rather, it’s like a breath mint for your lips with spearmint and peppermint oils and ginger root extract which helps stimulate blood circulation — hence the natural plumping effect. But that’s not all. There is shea butter to moisturize, aloe vera to soften and essential oils of lemon and tangerine to get rid of the first sign of the dry lip flakies (the worst!) The best part is the sheer colors that make you feel pretty and polished. I’ve been wearing down my tube in the shade “LA” (you can see it on me here) and deem it the perfect summer lip. A universally flattering sheer peach with a hint of gold — I can never tire of that color combo.
Also, while perusing other colors on Beauty.com earlier (p.s. they carry so many new lines now!) I saw they have a pretty good beauty gift with purchase going on. I’m digging the leopard tote and I spy a sizeable sample of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, which I have been loving lately, along with a full-sized Stila Smudge Stick. Way to pull through in the GWP department, Beauty.com.